Sprint is wasting no time, the company has already setup a page for customers to pre-register for the HTC One. Keep in mind you are only signing up to receive information on when the HTC One will be available for purchase.
The moment HTC fans have been waiting for has finally arrived, as the company has officially announced the HTC One.
The HTC One is wrapped in a zero-gap aluminum body, has a 4.7″ LCD display at 1920 x 1080 pixels, 1.7 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 4 megapixel (UltraPixels) rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 2,300 mAh battery, LTE support, Sense 5 and runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
The UltraPixel camera is definitely a different take on cameras as most manufactures are upping the pixels. HTC has another take on giving their users a great experience.
In regards to the camera HTC stated:
“For years, people have been misled about what is important in a camera, what matters is not pixel count, but pixel size. Bigger pixels let in more light, it’s simple physics… We’re trying to balance out what a lens can support and what a sensor can support. We’re talking about real image quality, not just megapixels for the sake of megapixels. The era of the megapixel is over.”
Below are specifications on the UltraPixel camera:
BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0, Sensor size 1/3′
Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2
F2.0 aperture and 28mm lens
Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)
Smart Flash: Five levels of flash automatically set by distance to subject
Front Camera: 88 wide angle lens with HDR capability
1080p Full HD video recording for both front and back camera
Continuous shooting and VideoPic
Slow motion video recording with variable speed playback
HTC Zoe with highlights and HTC Share
Retouch with Object Removal, Always Smile, and Sequence Shot
The HTC One also introduces HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound. These key new features innovate the mobile experience and will set a new standard for smartphones.
HTC BlinkFeed: is a bold new experience that transforms the home screen into a single live stream of personally relevant information such as social updates, entertainment and lifestyle updates, news and photos with immersive images so that people no longer need to go to separate applications to find out what’s happening.
HTC Zoe: gives people the ability to shoot high-res photos that come to life in three-second snippets. These Zoes, photos and videos are then displayed in a unique way that brings the gallery to life and transforms the traditional photo gallery of still images into a motion gallery of memories. It also automatically creates integrated highlight films from each event comprised of Zoes, photos and videos set to music with professionally designed cuts, transitions and effects.
HTC BoomSound: introduces for the first time on a phone, front-facing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier and an amazing full HD display that immerses people in music, videos, games and the YouTube clips they love. Beats Audio integration is enabled across the entire experience for rich, authentic sound whether you’re listening to your favorite music, watching a YouTube video or playing a game.
Three of four major carriers in the U.S. will be offering the HTC One AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. There is no release date or price, but rumors are hinting at March. Below is a video on the HTC One.
Ubuntu is a company that is gearing up to release their very own smartphone OS come October. They’re even set for a developer preview of the OS in three days. The only piece of the puzzle that was missing was a tablet. According to Ubuntu’s homepage, they also have a tablet in store for us tomorrow.
If you head to Ubuntu’s web page you will see: Tick, tock, tablet time! with a timer counting down from hours until their announcement tomorrow.
Now, also tomorrow is HTC’s event with CEO, Peter Chou in New York City. I don’t know about you, but both companies with the same countdown heading into tomorrow raises a flag. We know Ubuntu is currently able to run on the Galaxy Nexus 4, but no device manufactures for the OS were given.
HTC has also posted on their Instagram account, a picture of what appears to be smartphones and tablets covered. Could one of those be an HTC tablet running Ubuntu? Does this mean HTC could be the first official company to run Ubuntu?
Check back tomorrow morning, starting at 10AM EST to find out.
We know HTC has an event coming up on February 19, 2013 where we know that CEO, Peter Chou will share with us HTC’s new devices. Right now on HTC’s homepage they have a countdown with days, hours, minutes and seconds to when event starts.
There have been leaked images and specifications of the HTC One also known as the HTC M7 internally that is said to be the company’s device that will be showcased.
If the rumors are true the HTC One (M7) will have a 4.7 inch Full HD display, 1.7 GHz quad-core processor, 13 megapixel rear camera, 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, 2300 mAh battery and HTC Sense 5.0.
LG has already unveiled some of their new devices in hopes of being first out the gate. Luckily we only have to wait 4 more days for HTC.
What happens when your heart goes into technology? It appears HTC wants to let us know. HTC has release a new teaser ad that’s simple in wording, but speaks loud with a graphic image.
The image states, “Alive Soon” at the top and HTC at the bottom with a picture of a heart that seems to be infused into a circuit board in the middle. We know there have been plenty of rumors and leaked images of the HTC M7, could this indicate that HTC will be announcing this device come February 19th at HTC’s event with CEO Peter Chou.
There has been rumors and a leaked picture of the HTC M7 rolling around the Internet for about a week, but according to the image above obtained by Android Community the leaked image from last week looks nothing like what has recently surfaced.
The new image shows the HTC device looks like your traditional HTC smartphone. In the image you will notice that the HTC M7 is set to launch with Beats Audio and powered by Android from the Play Store icon.
If the specifications that have been leaked with the image are true, the HTC M7 will be one powerful Android device on the market come arrival.
Today Microsoft has officially launched their Windows Phone 8 OS and a list of new/enhanced features it has to offer. Joe Belfiore, Program Manager took the stage to detail the features.
With Windows Phone 8, there is a “new lock screen” which will refresh content, notifications and other tiles depending on which mobile apps are being used, such as Facebook. You can also change it into a photo slideshow; display sports scores, weather and more. It is a completely customizable experience.
Skype is now completely integrated into the OS, resulting in an always-on solution. You are able to receive calls or messages at anytime and it does it without running code in the background improving battery life.
If you love Pandora you are going to love the deal they have for you with Microsoft. Pandora users get the service ad free for the first year.
Another major addition is the Data Sense technology. Not only does Windows Phone 8 compress data to conserve expensive cellular data it also keeps track of usage in real time and alerts you to potential problems and apps chewing through your plan. Verizon users will be the first to get their hands on Data Sense feature.
The addition of Kid’s Corner, in directly allows for a makeshift multiuser environment. It allows you to set a restrictive environment to allow a friend or child limited access to your device. You can choose what apps or features the user can access.
The People Hub gets better as it has a new feature called Rooms. If you are a GroupMe user you maybe experiencing a little deja vu. Skype purchased GroupMe and Microsoft purchased Skype. With the list of technology buyouts Microsoft has deployed their own private chat area for family, friends and coworkers.
Microsoft has released a 19 minute video highlighting Windows Phone 8. If you have any interest in the OS we suggest you check it out below.